Saturday, November 30, 2013

Best of Snow

Good afternoon!  Today I have Christmas cad using images from the Best of Snow and a sentiment from the latest Paper Pumpkin kit.  I love this little snowman, I didn't have him from when he was available before so I was glad to see him come back.  I am working on custom orders today trying to get caught up so I can get a little shopping done next week.  Thanks for stopping by.

Friday, November 29, 2013

Very Merry Christmas

Good morning!  Hope you had an awesome Thanksgiving, we certainly did.  Today I have a cute little nugget box cased from Connie Stewart.  I made several of these for my last craft show and luckily I had one left since I forgot to photograph them beforehand.

They hold seven nuggets perfectly.  I have one more craft show before Christmas so I will be busy getting ready for that this week.  Thanks for stopping by!

Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Gobble, Gobble

Good evening!  I stayed home today and baked......48 small loaves and 4 large loaves of pumpkin bread.  Most of it has already been delivered to friends and neighbors but a lot  has also been eaten by two little ones.  I have a loaf pan that I can bake eight small loaves at once and I emptied it and started refilling for round two.  After I got the second batch in the oven, I turned around to start putting icing on the first ones....but there was only four on the plate.  Being the detective that I am I was able to follow the crumb path out of the kitchen, up the stairs, and into a bedroom where I lost sight of crumbs.  But I did hear some giggles in the closet...there I found Ava(age 3) and Dalton(age 4) with a half eaten loaf in each hand.  Those two are  never ending fun! 

I have another turkey project to share.  These were made for a customer who needed 20 for her kids at daycare.  Very simple and fun, just add a few M's or candy corn and they are sure to please.

Thanks for stopping by!

Monday, November 25, 2013

Hope You're Nice

Good Monday morning, hope your weekend was wonderful!  I have been seeing these cute boxes on several blogs and decided to try one.  I didn't have a pattern to go by so I just made it up as I went and it worked on the first try.  I made four 3x3 cards with envelopes and probably could fit as many as six.

I used Santa's list for my cards, the card stock colors are Whisper White, Gumball Green, and Cherry Cobbler and the DSP is Season of Style.

Update on my sickies...I took Shelby back to the Prompt Care Clinic on Friday since her doctor was booked solid.  He listened to her chest, looked in her ears,  told me she had a viral illness and that it just had to run it's course(at this point we were already at 7 days of letting it run its course).  He made me feel like I was over reacting and should not have brought her.  So, all day Saturday and Sunday we waited for her to get better but she continued to have fever up to 103 and coughed nonstop.  So Sunday evening I took her to the ER...she has a double ear infection and pneumonia in one lung.  We came home with four medicines and another nebulizer.  She and Toy are sitting in their recliners with their blankets,  both doing breathing treatments with their cough drops and a row of meds on the table but they are still able to fight over the TV remote.  I need a vacation(alone)!!!!

Friday, November 22, 2013


Good morning!  I am ready to admit...I am a paper collector, addict, hoarder...I have problems when it comes to pretty paper.  I am trying to use up some of my "collection" since we will have a Spring catalog very soon and I know I will want all that paper too.  I used up a little retired paper on this project as I made several sets.  This is an idea I saw on Pinterest to decorate a can of Chicken noodle Soup with a cute little punch chicken.

Speaking of sick...I am taking my Shelby back to the doctor today since she is worse.  She still has fever over 102 and coughs constantly.

Thursday, November 21, 2013

Joy, Peace, Love

Good morning!  Today I have a gift project, who doesn't love apple cider and even better that it is for the Keurig.  I decorated a Tag a Bag Gift Box with a big bow made with the Gift Bow Bigz die in the Holiday catalog.

Three cups fit easily with a little raffia.  Thanks for stopping by!

Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Holiday Sale

There are lots of items on sale right now on the SU website.  Some are today only and some last until Dec. 2.  Check out the flyer here!  I have created a hostess code which means you can log into my online store and make your purchases using the code.  Everyone who purchases(no matter the amount)  will be entered into a drawing for the hostess benefits.  The code for today's orders will be 2GQR2CVT.  To go straight to my online store click here and then click on the SHOP icon.

November Paper Pumpkin

Good morning!  Today I have a card made from the November Paper Pumpkin kit.  I must admit, I haven't even opened all of the kits I have got so far.  I just haven't had time and also I am not a big fan of kits, I like to do my own thing.  I did add the Gumball Green layer but everything else is from the kit, the Noel panel comes pre-printed and pre-cut and the stars come sewn together.

Warning.....the rest of this post is just a crazy woman ranting!
I guess I spoke too soon on Monday about everyone in my family being on the mend.  Yesterday round three hit....I took my son, Seth, to the ER and he now has pneumonia.  While at the ER the school called and said Shelby had a fever of 102 so I took her to an After Hours Clinic after I got Seth home and settled in with his breathing treatments going.  Luckily Shelby doesn't have pneumonia....yet...only an Upper Respiratory Infection.  Sadie has already had her turn with double ear infection and walking pneumonia this month.  Dalton still has a cough from his cold but no fever. I sent Ava home so she wouldn't get exposed to all the sickies. I am the only one left standing!!!  I must be healthy as a horse because I have spent the last two weeks in either the hospital or a doctor's office and haven't even as much as sneezed...yet. 

Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Christmas Cheer

Good afternoon!  Today I have a decorated Kraft Gift Box, these are very affordable at $2.95 for four.  They are 3 1/2 x 3 1/2 x 2 1/2 and are food safe.  I plan to put a few homemade cookies in mine.  I added a pretty Cherry Cobbler box on top made the Bigz Bow die.  Thanks for stopping by!

Monday, November 18, 2013

Holiday Cheer

Good morning, hope you had a wonderful weekend!  Today's project is a quick and easy treat holder.  I used the Two Tags die and adhered two of the bigger tags together and tied them with cherry Cobbler Baker's Twine.  I used the Festive Flurry stamp set and matching Framelit dies to make the snowflakes.  I found snowflake York Peppermint Patties that are shaped like snowflakes and they fit perfectly inside.

We had an uneventful weekend YEA!!!!  Nobody ended up in the hospital, nothing exciting happened, just a stay at home weekend except to go to church on Sunday morning.

Friday, November 15, 2013

Have the Merriest Christmas

Good morning!  I like to have a few little somethings to give to people that I don't buy for at christmas, just to say I am thinking of you.  It isn't much but I know I appreciate anything anyone takes the time to make.  I used the Christmas Tagables photopolymer stamp set.

Here is a close up.  I used one of the dies from Chalk Talk to cut the largest banner and the other one is cut free hand.  I tied a little jingle bell on with Cherry Cobbler Baker's Twine.

This stamp set is not available in any catalog but you order it from my on-line store here

Thursday, November 14, 2013

Best of Snow

Good afternoon!  As soon as I put my card from yesterday on display, someone came in and wanted it but also wanted a little box to go with it. it is.

I want to say a HUGE thank you to all that have prayed for my husband.  He was released from the hospital today, he is much better but still has a way to go to be completely well.  But, the insurance company thinks he can do as well at home as he can in the hospital.  I have to wonder how they know this when they have never seen him nor heard him struggle to breathe.  His doctor was not too happy with it either but is going to see him daily at his office which is some assurance.  Thanks for stopping by and hope you have a blessed day!

Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Best of Snow

Good afternoon!  I am the world's worst at sitting at a hospital, it probably is mostly due to working in one for so many years.  I have to keep busy so I took a few things with me to work on.  This stamp is part of the Best of Snow set.

Update on Toy...the doctors are trying several approaches to get his left lung to respond to the they have a machine strapped around his chest that vibrates and hopefully will break up some of the congestion so that the medication can get to where it needs to be.  They changed up a few of the medications as well.  He was joking around with one of the nurses so that is a good sign that he is improving as well.  Thanks for all the emails, comments, and prayers!

Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Blessing Mix

Good afternoon!  This is what I did while sitting at the hospital yesterday.  I had an order for 100 Fancy Favor Boxes for Blessing Mix for a church in Dix, IL. Most of the papers are retired as well as some of the card stock but they didn't mind as long as I used Fall colors.

On a personal husband was doing a little better yesterday but today we got some worrisome of his lungs is almost clear from the pneumonia but the left lung is a lot worse.  They have started the fourth antibiotic and will do a lung biopsy tomorrow.  He is very worried and so am I but I can't let him know so I have had to put on my "acting" hat and pretend this is just a routine procedure.  Prayers are MUCH appreciated.

UPDATE:  I have had several request for the ingredients of the Blessing mix so here is a photo of the the poem.  Click on the photo to enlarge it.
I got this idea from Angie Juda several years ago and we make it every year.  The mix is Bugles, Pretzels, Candy Corn, nuts, and fruit(I use Cranberry Craisins).  Hope this helps.

Monday, November 11, 2013

CAS Chalk Talk

Good evening!  Today I have a CAS card for you.  This whole month has been one thing after another that has been difficult to deal with.  This weekend has been no exception, my husband was admitted to the hospital Saturday with double pneumonia and renal insufficiency.  He feels some better today but the doctor says he has a long way to go before he can come home.  I have several custom orders I am working on so I am posting this to let everyone know they may not be ready by the original date planned  But I will do my best to get them close to the date.  Thanks for stopping by!

Friday, November 8, 2013

Snow Buddies

Good morning!  Today's card was made with the retired set, Snow Buddies, at the request of a customer.  I am also going to use it in my punch classes this week.  

Thursday, November 7, 2013

Snowflake Soiree

Good morning!  Today I have a Christmas card to share.  I am loving Soft Sky and Baked Brown Sugar together.  I have tried all morning to get this post done...I was closing the stamp pad and dropped it on the  completed first version so I started over and then stamped the snowflake that had been used in Baked Brown Sugar onto my Soft Sky pad so  had to clean it and start over.  I finally got this version finished and edited and loaded and then noticed how crooked it is...but I am turn your head to the side when you look at it!  Thanks for stopping by.

Wednesday, November 6, 2013

A Very Merry Christmas

Good morning!  Today's card is one made for a special order, I have to make nine more.  I used Jolly Old Saint Nick stamp set which is retired but one of my favorites.  The DSP is from the Modern Medley collection.  Thanks for stopping by!

Tuesday, November 5, 2013

Kind and Cozy

Good morning!  After selling so many cards this past weekend, I realized I didn't have any cards that could be sent for any occasion so I made a few of this one.  Very CAS and quick.  thanks for stopping by!

Monday, November 4, 2013

Joy Banner

Good morning!  I was at a craft show all weekend and it was so much fun, busy and exhausting, but fun.  I sold more this year than ever before and want to say a huge thank you to all the people who stopped by my booth.  Today I have a banner to share which I made for a lady at our church who does photography to use as a back drop for her Christmas sessions.  It turned out pretty and she was pleased and now she wants three more. 

Here is a closeup of one section.  The rosettes are 3 inches wide and the other pieces are 6 inches long.  Thanks for stopping by!

Friday, November 1, 2013

Deck the Halls

Good morning!  I am tired....I have been working long hours getting ready for my craft show this weekend.  I will set it up this evening and the fun will begin early tomorrow morning.  It is a lot of work but I enjoy it.  Today's project is made with the Tag a Bag Gift Boxes.  They come with a very sturdy box that you just pop together and a clear acetate sleeve that fits over the box.  I added two pretty gold ornaments to my box and then added a few other embellishments to the sleeve.  Thanks for stopping by!